Madagascar, Math Blaster® and other Popular JumpStart® Titles Coming to Games Portal on Verizon, Powered by PlayPhone

JumpStart partners with PlayPhone to deliver flagship educational children's games to Verizon customers.

Torrance, CA – May 28, 2013PlayPhone®, Inc., a global leader in mobile social gaming, and JumpStart®, a trusted leader in online and mobile educational game software for children, today announced that several of JumpStart's most popular titles are coming to Verizon's PlayPhone-powered Games Portal. The collaboration will give JumpStart exposure to millions of additional potential customers based on the sheer size of Verizon's U.S. subscriber base.

Titles include:

  • Madagascar Preschool Surf n Slide(TM)
  • Madagascar: My ABC's(TM)
  • Madagascar: Math Ops(TM)
  • Math Blaster Hyperblast HD Free®
  • Math Blaster Hyperblast HD®
  • JumpStart Preschool: Magic of Learning®
  • Beaver's Revenge

JumpStart has been a leader in the educational software market for more than 20 years, immersing children in magical 3D worlds filled with adventure, exploration, and most importantly, learning. JumpStart has received hundreds of awards for its flagship titles.

"With Verizon's massive network, JumpStart will reach more parents and children than ever before," said David Lord, CEO of JumpStart. "Furthermore, PlayPhone has given us a turnkey method to handily respond to the current sea of change in parents' and kids' preferred technology for educational games: tablets and smartphones."

Powered by PlayPhone, Games Portal on Verizon is the premier destination for rich gaming on Verizon Android devices. For content across all age groups, Games Portal provides Verizon customers with a games-focused app store that is connected to a global gaming community, offering mobile gamers a single, on-device destination to discover, play and share their favorite games.

"PlayPhone is very pleased to bring JumpStart's iconic educational titles to Games Portal on Verizon," said Anders Evju, CMO for PlayPhone. "As the world becomes increasingly mobile, we recognize the immense power of mobile platforms to teach children core lessons. PlayPhone offers a high-quality, multi-sensory experience that children and parents will embrace and want to share with others."

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About Jumpstart

Since 1991, JumpStart has been dedicated to enhancing children’s lives through engaging educational games. Today, JumpStart designs games under its two flagship brands JumpStart® and Math Blaster®. These games immerse children in magical 3D worlds filled with adventure, exploration, and most importantly, learning. JumpStart’s products are available online and through various platforms such as Nintendo Wii™, iOS® and Android®. JumpStart has become a prominent force in children’s educational gaming and is trusted and tested by teachers and parents alike, helping millions of children learn. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, California. For more information, go to

About PlayPhone, Inc.

PlayPhone is the world's leading mobile social gaming network, connecting global mobile service providers to a global gaming community. PlayPhone enables on-network gaming app stores for leading carriers and offers subscribers a single, engaging app to discover and play their favorite games with friends. In addition, with a footprint spanning 25 countries, PlayPhone lets game developers leverage PlayPhone's extraordinary reach to launch and monetize games with a single integration SDK. Based in San Francisco, Calif., PlayPhone is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital, Coral Group, and Scale Venture Partners.

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